supro smokey amp

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  1. willpayne

    willpayne TDPRI Member

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    Has anyone tried tho use little 1 watt Smokey amps? I got a chance to try one out yesterday and it was pretty fun. Its also fun to use as a preamp for your amp. It gets pretty loud, though. Pushed my amp louder and with more gain. They are only $33 on eBay so I'm considering buying one. Has anyone else used one? And if so how do you use it?
     
  2. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Used to have one and drove my 4x12 for quiet rehearsals. Pretty cool 'lil thing.
     
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    I've been thinking about getting one.
     
  4. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    I've got one, it's pretty much a one trick pony, but if you run it through a cabinet, the sound is a lot better.

    Does the Smokey standard version distort less? The Supro Smokey is like a fuzzbox unless you turn your guitar volume down a lot.
     
  5. Del Pickup

    Del Pickup Poster Extraordinaire

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    I got one a few years ago. Pretty much useless unless you like the one trick pony thing it does. It will drive a speaker cab so it can get louder but just too much distortion for my liking really.
     
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    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    I got one thrown into the deal when I got my Ibanez TSA15.
    Good for motel room practice.
    Even if I had to pay for it , it would have been $25AUD well spent.
    It responds pretty well to riding the vol knob, IMO.

    We also got some good results recording bass tracks; plugged into a DI (padded right down) and split inputs for 1 dirty and 1 clean track.
     
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    Poppatwang Friend of Leo's

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    Nifty for lap steel.
     
  8. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    They are kinda of cool looking and handy for practise, but does anyone know if the standard Smokey amp is any cleaner than the Supro version?

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  9. Poppatwang

    Poppatwang Friend of Leo's

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    I'd expect they're the same. If memory serves, the guy who makes them bought the rights to the Supro name so they're the same company.
     
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